The Performance Analysis of a Solar Chimney Power Plant and Production of Electric Power
The solar power plant is a thermal system that generates electricity using both the buoyancy effect of hot air generated within the greenhouse by solar radiation and chimney effect. The solar chimney is used in hot areas such as Chlef with high intensity of solar radiation. This work, the solar chimney plant (collector, chimney and turbine) is modeled theoretically, and the global solar radiation, the air temperature was measured during the period of 01/01/2015 to 1/06/2016. The model is employed in simulation to predict the electrical power produced by the solar chimney plant using the meteorological data of Chlef region. the effect of the geometrical parameters on the performances of the solar chimney plant was studied. The influence of chimney height on electrical power produced is simulated in order to have the optimum SCPP to respond to the electricity demand in Chlef region. The performance characteristics of solar chimneys indicate that the plant size, the air temperature and solar radiation flux are important parameters for performance enhancement.
KeywordsThe solar chimney power plant Temperature ambient Power electrical
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